Fundraiser planned for family of hit & run teen

Posted at 8:11 AM, Mar 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-04 08:11:56-05

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- A Southwest Florida teen's life was cut tragically short, and now the community is rallying together to help the family.

A fundraiser is being held Friday for the 14-year-old killed while riding his bike last week, and the driver is still on the loose.

It happened last Friday on Sheehan Road, where a memorial has been placed to mark the tragedy.

The fundraiser for Devin Federly will be held at 7pm Friday at the Charlotte BMX track in Punta Gorda (2505 Carmalita Street).  His friends say Devin was fond of biking and fishing. He had spoken to his girlfriend last Friday evening before going out to ride his bicycle on the street with friends. Detectives say they were on Sheehan Boulevard when a driver crossed the center line, hit Federly, and then took off from the scene.

"I'm just hoping the person comes clean and just says 'it was me', and just takes responsibility for it, because it's hurting everyone not knowing who it is," says his girlfriend, Angelina Conner.

Thursday, troopers released example photos of a truck that fits the description of the truck that witnesses say the driver was in. It's a silver, older-model Chevy truck with an extended or crew cab. The truck's windshield and front-end are likely damaged.

If you know anything that leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward when you call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.